Cost assessment of elasticity for a 5G broadband network

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dc.contributor.author Rendon Schneir, Juan
dc.contributor.author Bradford, Julie
dc.contributor.author Konstantinou, Konstantinos
dc.contributor.author Sumanasena, Abhaya
dc.contributor.author Zimmermann, Gerd
dc.contributor.author Gramaglia, Marco
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-21T12:04:13Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-01T23:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2022-04-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, (2022), 33(4):e4425.
dc.identifier.issn 2161-3915
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34591
dc.description Special Issue: Security of Cloud Service for the Manufacturing Industry (April 2022).
dc.description.abstract In the highly competitive telecommunications market, operators need to consider techniques that might lead to a more cost-efficient use of the network resources. The recently proposed concept of resource elasticity focuses on the inherent cost reductions achieved by tailoring the resource utilization of network elements, such as radio and cloud elements, to the real network demand. However, no research has been conducted so far regarding the cost benefits that such schemes could bring to 5G networks, in terms of total cost of ownership. This article makes a novel contribution by analyzing the cost benefits of employing elasticity in a 5G network providing users with a broadband service in a hotspot area. The area exemplarily analyzed was the Port of Hamburg in Germany, which is a realistic scenario and which receives a considerable number of additional mobile users when a cruise ship arrives at the port. The results show that, for the different scenarios analyzed, the total radio access network cost reductions of using elasticity compared to a non-elastic network range from 2.5% to 4.4%. Considering the edge cloud site-related cost component alone, a 16.4% saving from elasticity was found. Further research is needed to understand the benefits of elasticity for other types of 5G use cases in different types of areas.
dc.description.sponsorship Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, 5G PPP Phase II project 5G-MoNArch, 761445; European Commission
dc.format.extent 15
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.rights © 2021 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.subject.other Elasticity
dc.subject.other 5G
dc.subject.other Cost
dc.subject.other Savings
dc.title Cost assessment of elasticity for a 5G broadband network
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.4425
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/761445/5G-MoNArch
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage e4425
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 33
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028949
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Network Technologies
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